Keeping our employees safe and continuing to reliably deliver Colorado River water to our customers are the main priorities of the Central Arizona Project in this ever-changing environment.
CAP senior management is monitoring the evolving situation and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Arizona Department of Health Services. Regular communication has been initiated to share the latest developments with our Board of Directors, stakeholders and employees who are working hard to make our critical water deliveries.
In order to keep our workforce safe so that we can continue to perform our essential water deliver mission, CAP has implemented a number of changes:
- Closed the headquarters campus.
- Instituted travel restrictions for employees.
- Cancelled all participation in external meetings, to be replaced, where possible, with virtual meetings.
- Increased janitorial cleaning and sanitizing of work areas.
- Isolated critical work teams to protect health and create redundancy.
- Transitioned Board meetings to telephonic, beginning 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 2. The public may view and testify through our website. Click here.
- Implemented a work-from-home program for most administrative, technical and professional staff. Essential staff for water delivery continue to work at CAP facilities.
- Suspended tours and public outreach activities.
Click here for a joint statement regarding the security and relatability of Arizona’s water supply from Central Arizona Project along with the following agencies: the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) , the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA) and Salt River Project (SRP).
Learn more about COVID-19 and water
EPA: "Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual." Read more...
CDC: "The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19." Read more...